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Noteworthy weather today
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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data that is unchecked and are likely to pick up errors as well as true records. They are limited to data received as at 1402 EST on 21/08/2013. Help in interpreting these statistics and information on quality control is here.

District Site Today Previous monthly record Previous all time record
if equalled or broken
Comments
Reading Reading Date Years Reading Date Years
Highest maximum temperature

WA

N Kimberley

001018

MOUNT ELIZABETH

36.0

35.9

23/08/2010

20

1 N

WA

E Kimberley

002032

WARMUN

39.5

39.0

31/08/2009

52

1 N

WA

E Kimberley

002064

ARGYLE AERODROME

39.2

38.3

31/08/2009

19

1 N

NT

Darwin-Daly

014198

JABIRU AIRPORT

38.1

38.0

31/08/2009

35

1 N

NT

Darwin-Daly

014272

BATCHELOR AERO

36.8

36.6

26/08/2012

16

1 N

NT

Victoria

014850

TIMBER CREEK

39.7

38.8

31/08/2009

33

1 N

QLD

Central Coast E

033295

ALVA BEACH

31.0

31.0

29/08/2000

17

1 N Equal to record.

QLD

Central Coast E

033307

WOOLSHED

30.3

30.0

31/08/2000

15

1 N


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Summary of observations

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**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 14:01EST, 21/08/2013.

Major centres
Max
° C
+/- norm
° C
Min
° C
+/- norm
° C
Grass Min
° C
Rain to 9am mm Evaporation to 9am mm Sunshine hours Wind Run to 9am km (24-hour average km/h) Maximum Gust km/h / hour of occurrence
GERALDTON AIRPORT COMPARISON 22.6 +2.5 4.2 -4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 291 (12.1) 41/11
PERTH AIRPORT 19.4 +0.9 3.9 -4.1 2.4 0.0 2.6 9.7 185 ( 7.7) 34/15
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 16.6 +0.5 6.5 -1.0 -- 0.6 -- -- 216 ( 9.0) 31/14
BUNBURY 16.9 -0.6 4.9 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 82 ( 3.4) 21/13
MANDURAH 17.7 -0.2 9.2 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 160 ( 6.7) 30/13
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.3 +0.9 20.9 +0.5 20.1 0.0 7.2 10.9 303 (12.6) 31/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 21.2 -1.4 9.0 +3.0 7.2 0.0 8.6 8.6 377 (15.7) 37/09
WHYALLA AERO 13.8 -4.7 1.7 -4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 340 (14.2) 26/11
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 14.4 -2.2 4.8 -3.4 -- 0.2 1.6 8.9 211 ( 8.8) 34/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 12.5 -1.6 4.4 -1.1 1.4 2.2 1.6 7.1 507 (21.1) 54/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 29.6 +2.3 18.1 +7.9 15.9 0.0 10.4 10.6 409 (17.0) 39/23
CAIRNS AERO 28.0 +1.4 16.4 -1.0 11.2 0.0 4.4 8.9 187 ( 7.8) 30/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.8 +6.8 15.9 +1.2 13.8 0.0 6.4 10.5 208 ( 8.7) 30/12
MACKAY M.O 25.2 +2.7 16.9 +2.9 -- 0.0 -- 10.9 287 (12.0) 30/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.2 +2.4 15.1 +4.4 11.4 0.2 4.2 -- 197 ( 8.2) 35/12
BUNDABERG AERO 25.5 +2.2 11.2 +0.3 -- 0.4 -- -- 337 (14.0) 44/13
COOLANGATTA 22.2 +0.8 8.4 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 200 ( 8.3) 31/10
BRISBANE AERO 21.5 -0.3 9.7 +0.1 4.8 0.0 4.0 10.7 215 ( 9.0) 54/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.1 +2.6 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- 59/12
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 13.4 -4.6 3.8 -2.0 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 206 ( 8.6) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 18.6 -1.2 8.8 +0.5 5.0 0.0 3.6 10.5 330 (13.8) 44/13
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 18.0 -2.2 5.3 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 219 ( 9.1) 39/12
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 17.8 -0.8 6.3 -0.5 -1.3 0.0 14.2 -- 690 (28.8) 52/10
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 4.7 -6.3 -0.5 -2.6 -3.0 2.0 3.2 7.3 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 13.2 -4.3 -2.1 -5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 304 (12.7) 50/13
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 16.8 -1.5 7.4 -0.7 2.4 0.0 6.2 10.8 668 (27.8) 57/14
RICHMOND RAAF 16.5 -3.2 1.3 -3.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 354 (14.8) 48/14
BELLAMBI AWS 15.6 -2.4 8.1 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 540 (22.5) 61/17
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 10.2 -4.3 1.3 -2.2 -1.2 4.0 2.6 4.4 402 (16.8) 34/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 10.7 -4.3 1.5 -2.2 -- 9.8 -- -- 269 (11.2) 35/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 14.5 -2.8 0.9 -4.4 -1.9 0.6 2.0 8.6 360 (15.0) 39/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 11.6 -3.1 0.6 -3.3 -- 1.0 2.6 -- 433 (18.0) 37/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 10.9 -3.3 1.2 -1.4 -- 1.6 -- -- 348 (14.5) 41/12
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 13.5 -1.5 5.3 -1.4 2.3 0.6 1.8 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 8.7 -2.7 1.7 -2.0 -- 1.2 -- -- 494 (20.6) 44/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 11.8 -2.0 0.9 -2.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 246 (10.3) 35/13
HOBART AIRPORT 9.6 -3.9 2.1 -2.6 -0.9 0.4 2.2 8.3 520 (21.7) 41/16
Max
° C
+/- norm
° C
Min
° C
+/- norm
° C
Grass Min
° C
Rain to 9am mm Evaporation to 9am mm Sunshine hours Wind Run to 9am km Maximum Gust km/h / hour of occurrence
Hottest
Highest maximum temperature>Greatest variation above normal maximum Highest minimum temperatureGreatest variation above normal minimum

39.7 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
39.5 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
39.2 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
39.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
38.2 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT

+7.5 : 33.7 AYR DPI RESEARCH STN Central Coast E QLD
+7.4 : 37.1 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
+7.2 : 30.3 WOOLSHED Central Coast E QLD
+7.2 : 39.5 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
+7.1 : 39.2 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA

26.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
25.0 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL
24.8 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
24.5 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.4 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL

+9.9 : 18.3 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
+8.3 : 19.3 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
+7.9 : 18.1 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
+7.0 : 20.2 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
+6.8 : 19.9 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT

Coldest
Lowest maximum temperatureGreatest variation below normal maximum Lowest minimum temperatureGreatest variation below normal minimum

-4.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.5 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-3.8 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-2.9 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-7.7 : 4.3 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS
-7.1 : 3.3 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
-6.8 : -1.9 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
-6.7 : 5.5 TUMBARUMBA POST OFFICE SW Slopes S NSW
-6.5 : 4.8 ORANGE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands S NSW

-7.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-7.2 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-7.2 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-7.0 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-6.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-7.6 : -1.5 EYRE Eucla WA
-6.8 : -1.3 ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA
-6.8 : -2.5 HAWKER Upper North SA
-6.6 : -2.4 COBAR AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
-6.3 : -0.7 WILCANNIA (REID ST) Far Northwest NSW

Wettest
Sunniest & dullest
Windiest
Highest gusts
Todays highest rainfall totals for the 24 hours to 9am. It includes the top 5 totals nationally followed by all reported falls of 50mm or more.
Highest and lowest recordings of hours of sunshine for the 24 hours to midnight.
Highest wind run totals in kilometres for the 24 hours to 9am (average speed in brackets). All reported runs > =25km/h are shown.
Highest wind gusts in km/h for the 24 hours to midnight followed by the hour in which it occurred. All stations with gusts > 89km/h are shown.
45.0 YARRAGON SOUTH W Gippsland VIC
43.0 MIRBOO NORTH WATER BOARD W Gippsland VIC
39.6 MOE SOUTH W Gippsland VIC
36.4 TRARALGON CREEK AT KOORNALLA W Gippsland VIC
33.8 RHYLL E Central VIC

11.3 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.1 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.0 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
10.9 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.9 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.9 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD

.....

6.7 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
5.5 GROVE (RESEARCH STATION) Southeast TAS
5.0 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
4.4 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
0.3 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC

1525 (63.5) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1512 (63.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1230 (51.3) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1178 (49.1) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
1167 (48.6) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
1148 (47.8) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
1047 (43.6) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
1029 (42.9) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
982 (40.9) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
969 (40.4) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
966 (40.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
954 (39.8) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
919 (38.3) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
897 (37.4) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
890 (37.1) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
871 (36.3) FRANKSTON AWS E Central VIC
822 (34.3) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
803 (33.5) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
802 (33.4) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
791 (33.0) AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
787 (32.8) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
779 (32.5) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
774 (32.3) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
765 (31.9) ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT) Illawarra NSW
763 (31.8) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
755 (31.5) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
754 (31.4) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
749 (31.2) GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
749 (31.2) EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
744 (31.0) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
701 (29.2) MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
690 (28.8) WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
690 (28.8) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
685 (28.5) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
668 (27.8) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
667 (27.8) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
666 (27.8) YARRAM AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
665 (27.7) SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) Sydney--east NSW
662 (27.6) PORT KEMBLA NTC AWS Illawarra NSW
653 (27.2) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
637 (26.5) PORTLAND NTC AWS W Coast VIC
631 (26.3) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
630 (26.3) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
629 (26.2) MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC
624 (26.0) BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
621 (25.9) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
620 (25.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
608 (25.3) ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
602 (25.1) KIAMA (BOMBO HEADLAND) Illawarra NSW
106/17 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
100/14 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
96/00 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
83/09 CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
76/07 GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
76/02 CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
76/05 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS

Downpours High AWS wind reports
High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less from AWS and synoptic reports. Storm force gusts (>89km/h) and 10-minute mean gales (>62km/h) reported by AWSs. Wind direction and mean windspeed are shown in brackets.
ISLANDS
Islands
NORFOLK ISLAND AERO
10.2mm in 1 hr to 21:30 10.2mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 106(230/ 83 ) at 17:41
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 91(230/ 69 ) at 14:30
CAPE GRIM : 83(230/ 65 ) at 09:14
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 100(250/ 87 ) at 14:02